Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology


Dr. Rachel Wamser-Nanney received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 2012. She completed her internship at Tulane University School of Medicine–Infant Mental Health Track. Dr. Wamser-Nanney then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth.

Dr. Wamser-Nanney's research lab is centered on traumatic stress, with particular interests in childhood and complex trauma, and the impact of trauma exposure on children, parents, and families. Specific research areas include:

Impact of trauma exposure on children, parents, and families

  • Parental support following child maltreatment
  • Polyvictimization and complex trauma
  • Gun violence
  • Co-occurring grief and trauma exposure
  • Attrition and improving clinical outcomes from child trauma-focused therapy
  • Developing, implementing, and disseminating evidenced-based trauma-focused interventions

She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with infants, children, families, and adults. Dr. Wamser-Nanney is a research and clinical supervisor.

DR. WAMSER-NANNEY IS ACCEPTING NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM FOR FALL 2022

Rachel Wamser-Nanney
e-mail

wamserR@umsl.edu

phone

(314) 516-7335

office

312 Stadler Hall

links

THRIVE Laboratory